Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Duration: 04 Days / 03 Nights
Type: Adventure Peru Treks, Culture/History, Train Journey
Live an authentic experience in the peruvian Andean villages, Lares Trek is a less known adventure tour to Machu Picchu, however, many travelers who walk along this trail gave unbelievable testimonies during their staying in the unique Quechuan countrysides. Furthermore, they standardise this trek for people with moderation and conservation attitudes.
What's Included?- Briefing 1day prior departure
- Licensed english speaking tourist guide
- Collection from your hotel 6:00 am
- Private Transport to Lares hot springs
- Round trip train ticket from Ollanta – Mapi
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Meals 3B – 3L – 3D
- Tent for 2 people
- Two nights in tents, one night hotel
- Sleeping pad
- Camping equipment
- Lares Trek Cook
- Horseman & horses
- Vegetarian options available.
Destination CoveredCusco and Machu Picchu
Best SuitedAll, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
We start driving from Cusco to Calca at 6:00am in the morning, then arriving to the Lares valley where will find some natural hot spring of Lares community and spend the morning in the medicinal hot springs, after our lunch we keep going for 4 more hours to get to the first camping spot of Huacawasi village. This village is an authenctic example of how the Incas lived in the past, everything you will see here will be a copy of real lifestyle of the Inca Civilization.
Meals (1L – 1D)
Day 2 Huacawasi / Ipsaycocha / Patacancha
Today after breakfast, we will visit local families and give presents to the children, where we will also experience the finest production of weavings in Peru. After that we walk up to Ipsaycocha pass (4300masl), which takes about five hours, once on top we will see incredible views and thousands of animals (llamas, alpacas). From here, we walk gently downwards for about one hour; we get to beautiful Ipsaycocha Lake (lunch spot) close to patacancha, our last campsite.
Meals (1B – 1L – 1D)
Day 3 Patacancha / Ollanta / Aguas Calientes
On today’s program our journey will be a bit longer than earlier days; we start our trek along the Huilloc valley where one can appreciate Incan site of Pumamarka and local farming villages here the farmers produce the best quality of corn and quinoa, our gentle walk eventually ends up in the sacred valley’s important tourist attraction so called Ollanta, this archaeological complex was once used as a shelter by the last emperor Manco Inca. After enjoying our last lunch in this town, we head to Aguas Calientes by train at about 5:00 or 6:00pm arriving at Aguas Calientes station at 9:00pm where we have dinner in a restaurant along with the important suggestion of what to bring on to Mapi after that we spent the night in a comfortable hotel.
Meals (1B – 1L – 1D)
Day 4 Machu Picchu/ Ollanta / Cusco!!!
No matter how early we get up today, but we all are quite excited to be first in and we all know that the sunrise in this mysterious city is magically fantastic that is the main objective to begin our walk towards Mapi using the last piece of the Inca trail or alternatively, one can take the bus up to Mapi; we register and start our 2 hour guided tour. After enjoying the Peruvian iconic landmark, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will have free time to enjoy the town and then, we return to Cusco by train and bus.
Meals (1take away morning snack)
> Sleeping bag
> First breakfast and last day meals
> Bus tickets (Aguas-Mapi)
> Bottled water or fizzy drinks
> Extra requirements (under request)
What To Bring
> Original passport (compulsory)
> Student ISIC card if student (compulsory)
> Five-day change clothes
> Bathing suit (hot springs)
> Hiking boots
> Flash light, head lamp
> Hat, cap, sun glasses
> Sun block
> Extra cash
Notice : You must bring your original passport to show at Mapi control point, you also have to bring your student ISIC card if student.
It is required that all payments are due in full, 30 days prior to departure unless a 50% local payment has been arranged with the agency. In order to guarantee quality of our service, all accommodations and contracted services are pre-paid prior to our passengers’ arrival.
All our clients are subject to a cancellation fee which will be charged if a reservation is cancelled less than the 30 days prior to the arrival date of a tour. The following fees apply to the cancellations in all our programs:
> 01-15 days prior = 100% of total cost
>16-30 days prior = 50% of total cost
>Our suppliers’ booking conditions have been continually changing. In some cases we will not receive refunds for cancellations over 30 days prior to the arrival date which means we may not be able to give a 100% refund.
> Inca Trail entrance tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Insurance And Medical Issues
We strongly recommend the use a travel/medical insurance plan.
If a member of a group during the excursion gets sick or is incapacitated, we take care of him by getting a qualified doctor to him/her. In these cases extra costs are assumed by the individual client, including hospitalization if necessary. In the case of accident and/or necessary emergency evacuation, all expenses will be covered by the individual. This is why we recommend the purchase of a travel/medical insurance purchased at home. Please read carefully.
Peru Luxury Trek official Peru Travel Agency reserves the right to modify or withdraw any travel arrangements when deemed necessary, in the best interest of our clients. We reserve the right to refuse, accept or retain any person as a member on any of our trips. Baggage is carried at owners’ risk throughout the tour.
Our company acts only in the capacity of an agent upon the legal conditions that, while exercising every possible precaution, it is not responsible for injury, sickness, damage, loss, additional expenses, accidental delay or other irregularities which may be caused either through willful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of companies or individuals providing or engaged in transportation, accommodation or other services related to the accomplishment of the tour, or through natural disasters, social upheavals or acts of nature. On day trips you may be asked to sign an affidavit which acts as a release form for risks incurred during your excursion. This is a usual practice for many operators.
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